Project Pergola

Project Pergola

Canada’s handiest man, Steve Maxwell, demonstrates how to build a great one.

At the Finish Line

At the Finish Line

Steve Maxwell’s guide to finishing outdoor wood.

Avoid the #1 Deck Mistake

Avoid the #1 Deck Mistake

If you want to build a great deck, don't do what most builders do. Too many decks are fastened incorrectly, and most decks drive people crazy with...

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Outdoor Indoor Decor

Outdoor Indoor Decor

With so much time spent indoors over the winter, lighten the mood by bringing some outdoor inspiration to your interiors. Get into the wild with these nature-themed home accessories that are sure to make you feel at home.

Three Key Basement Finishing Facts

Three Key Basement Finishing Facts

Nobody wants a cold, moldy finished basement, but that’s exactly what many homeowners get after they’ve spend tens of thousands of dollars finishing...

A Cut Above the Rest

A Cut Above the Rest

After 20 years of sharpening chainsaws by hand with a file, I gave up doing it after I discovered how fast and effective electric saw chain...

How Do You Stack Up?

How Do You Stack Up?

A big part of heating well with wood is proper wood storage, and how you stack firewood is more important than you might think. I’ve been heating...

How To Fix a Leaky Tap Yourself

How To Fix a Leaky Tap Yourself

Steve Maxwell has a 90 second video lesson on how to fix a leaky tap. You'll know it all when you're done....

Need a New Home Heating System?

Need a New Home Heating System?

Even homeowners who heat with a wood stove often have a furnace or boiler, too. Eventually equipment like this needs to be replaced, but choosing well isn’t entirely straight forward.

Window Condensation Insights

Window Condensation Insights

Next time you're shopping for windows, you'll understand how warmer windows are about more than just saving energy.

Stop Mice from Getting in Your Cottage

Stop Mice from Getting in Your Cottage

Watch this simple trick for keeping mice from getting in under the door of seasonal buildings closed up for the winter. Fast, simple, cheap and...

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